Monday, June 18, 2012

Even birds have good Daddy's!

Recently I have noticed quite a few immature birds around my feeders. This evening I found it to be especially cute, with Father's Day just a few days ago ~ to find a male Cardinal feeding his little one with safflower seeds that fell from the feeder.  I think the little one is a female.
 Check it out ~ I think you'll think it's cute too!

This next one looks as if the little one is pleading with it's Dad to have some more ~ Pwease !!!

See you next time!


Hummingbirds and more backyard birds ~

It's been awhile since I've updated ~ life's been crazy with my parents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and my son graduating high school!  Things are finally starting to slow down a little.  I've been taking lots of photos of the birds eating from my feeders and a couple hummingbirds that have been hanging around.  So far, I have seen two different males and one female ruby-throated hummingbirds.  The female hasn't been around much, which hopefully means that she is sitting on a nest somewhere up in the trees!  I've also been experimenting with different settings on my camera to catch these speedy little birds.  Hope you enjoy the photos!
Gray Catbird


Piliated Woodpecker

Brown Thrasher

Female Ruby-throated hummingbird
Gray Catbird


The following photos are of the male Ruby-throated hummingbird.
I tried shooting with a flash to get clearer shots of his wings.  They seem to be most active between 8-8:30 in the evening.  They are getting used to me being out there and don't seem to fly away as quickly!

Immature male Cardinal

Blue Jay  doing a little acrobatics to get a snack!

Immature female Cardinal

A few more hummingbird shots ~

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